Secondary award recipients 2016

  1. Allen, Christine

    Carmel College

    Explore how to build effective, innovative, and creative leadership teams to implement plans for continuous improvement.

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  2. Bowden, Mark

    Spotswood College

    Visit schools, youth guarantee network organisations, and polytechnics.

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  3. Cochrane, Alistair

    Waihi College

    Understand the variety of career/vocational pathways that students progress through to enhance future learning and employment prospects; explore best practice examples in NZ schools and design a structure that supports student pathways at Waihi College.

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  4. Comeau, Christopher

    Roncalli College

    Visit NZ Catholic and special character schools to see how they incorporate restorative practices into their pastoral systems and embed them in their school culture; investigate new US legislation aimed at reducing suspensions and exclusions and keeping "at risk" students actively engaged in schools.

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  5. Davis, Sarah

    Timaru Girls' High School

    Research schools in New Zealand that are adopting an interconnected approach to curriculum delivery and investigate how other schools are tailoring curriculum to meet the needs of students, particularly in senior schools.

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  6. Ellis, Jennifer

    New Plymouth Girls' High School

    Visit girls' schools and investigate how they meet the learning needs of their gifted and talented students.

  7. Evans, Brian

    Kelston Boys' High School

    Continuation of research and writing up PhD (due for completion 2017).

  8. Grinter, Albert

    Rotorua Boys' High School

    Visit schools, other institutions, and attend a conference.

  9. Hensman, Stephen

    Taradale High School

    Study best practice strategies and shape an effective change management model to put strategies into lasting effect.

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  10. Inger, John

    Morrinsville College

    Read and visit new modern learning environment schools in New Zealand and Australia to investigate physical differences, new pedagogical approaches, and discover what is working best.

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  11. Lewis, Stephen

    Reporoa College

    Undertake in-depth professional reading to examine how theory and practice meet in the area of transformational school leadership.

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  12. Lindsey, Stephen

    Papamoa College

    Explore the educational landscape that is necessary to meet the needs of next generation learners in New Zealand schools.

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  13. Mabin, Rosemary

    Inglewood High School

    Visit similar New Zealand schools – rural, state secondary schools that are the only secondary schools in their community with a number of contributing primary schools, preferably providing years 7 and 8 technology.

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  14. McGuinness, Paul

    Campion College

    Undertake research and review literature relating to modern learning practices, to develop a model of practice that can be used in a year 7–13 school.

  15. McKinlay, John

    Gore High School

    Study three aspects of social-psychological interventions and how these might affect achievement outcomes for secondary school students.

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  16. Miles, Anne

    McAuley High School

    Investigate future-focused classrooms and teaching and learning that enables us to meet the competencies of The New Zealand Curriculum.

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  17. Milne, Ann

    Kia Aroha College

    Further extend doctoral research and study in the areas of critical, culturally responsive pedagogy, cultural identity, and Māori/Pasifika achievement and engagement.

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  18. Moses, Roger

    Wellington College

    Explore good practice in appraisal to ascertain what potential approaches are most appropriate for senior managers in large secondary schools.

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  19. Schreurs, John

    Mount Hutt College

    Investigate the notion of modern learning environments and how it can apply to a rural school like Mount Hutt College.

  20. Shea, Deidre

    Onehunga High School

    Research and visit schools in New Zealand and the United States to see how schools are designing effective teaching and learning environments.

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  21. Stanton, Richard

    Pompallier Catholic College

    Investigate how to retain a Catholic Colleges, Special Character, and Marist charisma in an ever increasingly secular world.

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  22. Stewart, Karen

    Marlborough Girls' College

    Investigate successful transition to tertiary learning environments, and ‘next practice’ for secondary – tertiary partnerships.

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  23. Taylor, Judith

    Upper Hutt College

    Attend a Harvard University programme and research best practice to increase teacher effectiveness.

  24. Travers, Geraldine

    Hastings Girls' High School

    Visit girls' secondary schools (socio-economically similar) to look at solutions for how to be more vocationally focused in order to meet the needs of increasing senior school retention, as well as increasing level 2 achievement.

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  25. Tully, Gerard

    St Patrick's College (Silverstream)

    Visit schools in the United Kingdom and attend an international conference.

  26. Ward, Gerard

    Menzies College

    Visit six rural communities of schools in the South Island that have one high school and between 4–9 contributing primary schools.

  27. Williams, Michael

    Pakuranga College

    Research schools that are using Guy Claxton's concept of Building Learning Power and the Studio Schools model.

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